This year, our office has seen an increase in people getting bitten by ticks in the Ottawa and surrounding area. Here is a guest blog by Dr. Marie Matheson, a Lyme Literate Doctor on what to do if you or someone you know, gets bitten.
Spring of 2015 has brought an avalanche of new patients into my clinic who are being diagnosed with Lyme disease. This isn’t great surprise to me, as I’ve been seeing yearly increases in new tick-borne illness cases for the past several years. What’s really demoralizing, however, is that people seem to be no better prepared after they discover a tick bite than they were years ago when this was an even quieter disease. So I thought that it was time to dust off the “facts” sheet and re-issue it so that as many of you as possible could be more literate about Lyme facts, to better protect yourself.
Dr. Marie Matheson, N.D. and Lyme disease Specialist
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.